Accession Number : ADA334815

Title :   Non-Toxic, Self Cleaning Silicone Foul Release Coatings

Descriptive Note : Status rept. Oct-Dec 97

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATE RESEARCH ANDDEVELOPMENT SCHENECTADY NY

Personal Author(s) : Cella, James

PDF Url : ADA334815

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Data collection continues on about 50 screening panels at FIT, and about 70 panels at MMRTS. A set of downselected compositions was deployed by the subcontractors in July 1997. A set of bilge keel panels is in preparation. We are in the planning stage for the next set of downselect panels. Task 1.1.1: Quantitative foul release performance of new materials (FIT). Static Immersion of Test Coatings. The test coatings are applied to screening panels (4"x10") for short term evaluation and down select panels (10"x12") for long term appraisal. A total of 130 screening panels have been exposed to barnacle fouling at the Florida Institute of Technology static immersion site since January 1997 (Table 1). These were caged to prevent loss of barnacles by fish predation. Fifty of these were removed on 12 November 1997.

Descriptors :   *ANTIFOULING COATINGS, *SILICONES, TEST AND EVALUATION, SITES, ADHESION, COATINGS, FOULING, RELEASE, DATA ACQUISITION, PAINTS, CLEANING, STATICS, HYDRODYNAMICS, BARNACLES, IMMERSION, SKIN FRICTION, BILGE KEELS.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE